McDonald’s Japan teams up with Pikachu!

McDonald’s Japan is collaborating with The Pokémon Company for a limited-time campaign that introduces a new collection called “Sweets Trio Furuchu.” The Pikachu-featuring collection is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of “fruit” (furutsu), which is combined with Pikachu to make Furuchu.

The first new item from the “Sweets Trio Furuchu” menu is a yellow peach-flavored McShake with a total of six different cup designs. The small size (120 yen/($1.10 USD) has three different designs to collect, while the medium size (200 yen/$1.83 USD) also offers three different designs to collect.

The second item is a chocolate banana McFlurry with three different designs that costs 290 yen ($2.65 USD). The iconic vanilla-flavored ice cream in a cup is topped with sweet banana and rich chocolate sauce and sprinkled with crushed crispy banana-flavored corn pieces.

Lastly, the hot apple custard pie costs 150 yen ($1.37 USD) and has a total of three different designs. The Pikachu-themed hot apple pie is made with apples, custard cream, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.

In addition to the new menu items, there are new Pokémon toys up for grabs via Happy Meals. From June 11, the Happy Meals will feature the Pikachu Balance Challenge, Pikachu Dash, and Pikachu Dunk toys. From June 17, customers can get their hands on the Pikachu Get! Ball Attack, Pikachu Trick Ring Toss, and Pikachu Janken Attack.

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